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Future of the Medical Staff Organization: Strategies for Re-Engineering Governance and Operations to Advance Clinical and Strategic Imperatives
Presented by the Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) of the American Medical Association. This presentation provides a playbook for refining medical staff structures and governance to support clinical quality and other emerging strategic goals. The preamble provides an overview of the state of the medical staff organization with a focus on the forces prompting reinvestment in the model. The body of the presentation outlines next-generation ideas for improving medical staff organization’s effectiveness; in particular, highlighting specific opportunities in streamlining the organizational structure, bolstering physician leadership, evaluating credentialing standards, advancing physician performance improvement (PI), and transforming the peer review process. The coda provides some closing thoughts on how to navigate the politically sensitive issues associated with medical staff organization reform. Should you have any questions regarding this activity please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312.464.5450.
Future of the Medical Staff Organization: Strategies for Re-Engineering Governance and Operations to Advance Clinical and Strategic Imperatives
Release Date: February 1, 2012
Expiration Date: February 1, 2015



Objectives
At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

1. Discuss the current state of the medical staff organization and some of the forces prompting reinvestment in the model.
2. Identify next-generation ideas for improving medical staff organization’s effectiveness.
3. Explain how to navigate medical staff organization reform in the current health care environment.

Target Audience
This activity is designed for medical staff leaders (Chief of Staffs, Medical Staff Presidents, Medical Directors and Medical Staff members), medical staff service professionals and medical staff legal counsel.

Statement of Need
There is a need to provide education on the future of the medical staff organization in order to explain how to navigate medical staff organization reform and improve their effectiveness in the current health care environment.

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competency: systems-based practice.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education credit for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee
Robert Beattie, MD – OMSS Representative/AMA
Jim DeNuccio, MBA – Director of Physicians in Practice/AMA
Mike Ellis, MD – OMSS Representative/AMA
Jim Goodyear, MD – OMSS Governing Council Secretary/AMA
Jay Gregory, MD – OMSS Governing Council Chair/AMA
Mary Kelly – CME Program Committee/AMA
Eric Lindstrom, MD – OMSS Representative/AMA
Edward Rensimer, MD – OMSS Representative/AMA
Arthur D. Snow, Jr, MD – OMSS Governing Council Vice Chair/AMA
Katie Pajak, MEd – Program Development Administrator/AMA

Faculty
 Sara Sanchez – Senior Consultant, Strategic Research, The Clinical Advisory Board Company

Disclosure
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.

Receiving Your CME Credit
After viewing the webinar, in order to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, you must successfully complete the quiz (answering at least 4 out of 5 questions correctly).

Bibliography
 The Advisory Board Company 
 Smithson K and Baker S, “Medical Staff Organizations: A Persistent Anomaly,” Health Affairs, 26, 2007: 76-79
 Casalino L, et al., “Hospital-Physician Relations: Two Tracks and the Decline of the Voluntary Medical Staff Model,” Health Affairs, 27, 2008: 1305-1314
 Berenson, R, et al., “Hospital-Physician Relations: Cooperation, Competition, or Separation?,” Health Affairs, 26, 2007: 31-43; Clinical Advisory Board interviews and analysis
 The Joint Commission, available at: www.jointcommission.org
 CMS, available at: www.cms.gov
 Clinical Advisory Board interviews and analysis.
 2010 CAB Medical Staff Organization Benchmarking Survey

Hardware/Software Requirements
 Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
 Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
 Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
 PDF Reader: Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher

Should you have any questions regarding this activity please contact Katie Pajak at kathryn.pajak@ama-assn.org or 312.464.5450. 

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335.

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Member Price
$37.50
Non-Member Price
36 Registered Users
Credits
1.25 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians